Art Gone Wild micro-residency series to unveil works at Head of the Tide Preserve, Sept. 17

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BELFAST — Sunday, Sept. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m., Head of Tide Preserve trails come alive courtesy of Public Art liaison Peter Walls and Allegra Kuhn.

“Drawing inspiration from the breathtaking flora and fauna of Stover Preserves, these visionary artists will breathe life into 12 exquisite pendants to adorn the ancient sentinels — Hemlock, Cedars, Birch, and Pines — along the riverbanks and trail of Stover Preserve,” said Waterfall Arts, in a news release. “These trees have stood as silent witnesses for nearly a century and now they will embody the very essence of creativity as ‘Witness Trees’ take on a new meaning.”

Waterfall Arts, in a partnership with Coastal Mountains Land Trust, announce the grand finale of this year’s Art Gone Wild micro-residency series. This event showcases local innovative artists Peter Walls and Allegra Kuhn. Because of their work, the riverside promenade will transform into a living gallery, inviting visitors into an immersive world of art and nature.

When asked to reflect on their time during this micro-residency, Walls and Kuhn had this to say: “The Art Gone Wild Residency has given us permission to PLAY—the opportunity has allowed us to explore new ways of seeing, making, and reaching our audience through our exploration and discoveries within the Stover Preserve. We both come from a sculpture background and what we have created this year has brought us back to our roots, taking our Art off the walls and into the trees! We hope we inspire others to play, too.”

Peter Walls and Allegra Kuhn, both artists based in Midcoast Maine, infuse their creations with the essence of the region.

“Peter is renowned for his captivating shaped panel murals adorning New England’s landscapes, while Allegra’s vibrant and joyful abstract paintings capture hearts far and wide,” said Waterfall Arts.

Their artistic inspiration is drawn from the mesmerizing Maine landscape, its inhabitants, and the intricate dance between humanity and its surroundings.

To discover the world of Peter Walls, please visit Immerse yourself in the vibrant creations of Allegra Kuhn by visiting



Art Gone Wild stands as a pioneering platform that seamlessly blends artistic expression with the wonders of the natural world. Through dynamic micro-residencies and immersive events, it bridges the gap between artists and communities, revolutionizing the conventional boundaries of art and the great outdoors.


Coastal Mountains Land Trust, a devoted nonprofit organization, is committed to preserving the harmonious coexistence of the western Penobscot Bay region’s natural and human communities. By nurturing conservation and community engagement, the Land Trust ensures the everlasting allure and vitality of our shared landscapes. Learn more by visiting


Launched in 2000, Waterfall Arts is a community arts center that offers resources to arts enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. We welcome the public to engage in the arts through classes, exhibitions, art events, performances, public art projects, open studios (in clay, glass, print, and darkroom photography) and more. For more information, visit, follow us @waterfallarts, or call 207-338-2222.

Event Date: 

Sun, 09/17/2023 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Location: 

Head of Tide Preserve


Head of Tide Preserve
Belfast, ME 04915
United States